Tuesday, August 4, 2015

And so it begins....

Cheryl here from Westfield, NY (grape country) which is about as far west as you can get in the state. I live with one husband, two cats, and one dog. We live on 73 acres, overlooking Lake Erie, in a wonderful little house that my husband built. 
So I've made my first block. It was fun, fast and I'm quite pleased with it. It's maybe a bit more angular than I wanted, so for my next block I will try for a more gentle curve. I don't really have an idea of where I'm headed with this, so I'll take the advice in the book and just make a few and see what happens.
I'm sewing on my Made in Japan, Singer knock off, made in the 50's....just like me. My cat Binx likes to hangout while I'm sewing. He showed up almost two years ago near Halloween. Just like in the movie "Hocus Pocus", I have turned him into a fat, lazy, house cat. He likes to be outside at night....not something I like, but a deal is a deal. 
Thanks for letting me join in! I've never posted on Blogger before, so I'm learning. 


  1. Hello Cheryl - you have made a quick start! I adore KF fabrics and love this block using one of his green patterned fabrics.
    I look forward to seeing more of your blocks, and this is a wake up for me to get with mine!

  2. Love that sewing machine! Great first block!

  3. I love your first block and your story. Nice to have company of your furry friend! That machine is a keeper and sounds like your husband is too! Welcome to this blog!

  4. You are getting me inspired again. Love this first block. Great start.

  5. Great 1st block, I love the combination here! I must get busy working out my fabrics too!

  6. Cheryl, I live In Buffalo, NY and I sew on old 50s Singers. Hope to get my blocks going after Vacation!

    1. Hi Linda, we're almost neighbors! I'll look forward to seeing your blocks.

  7. Hey, I've got a cat that's a cousin to Binx in the prowling-around-outside-at-night category. He is also a rescue cat and was apparently an outdoor cat before he found my house. So, as you say, a deal's a deal. I am liking your first block very much.


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